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Baroque Bloke
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Yet another one. I do have friends that have asked me to join them on vacation in T&C. I'm not ever going now.
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Not another one. News of the Tyler Wenrich arrest was posted herein two days ago, Apr 26:
https://sigforum.com/eve/forum...900042805#9900042805



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There is obviously some intention in T&C to catch Americans. The last guy was getting onto a cruise ship. We've done a bunch of cruises, including just this month. Normally there is zero inspection on the way off or back onto the ship. At most there is a very cursory peek into backpacks for food coming on shore, and I can only recall once having any look in my day pack going back to the ship, and again it was just very cursory.

This last case is making all the cruise information channels with warnings about contraband.

What the root reason is for doing this in T&C, I have no idea. But it does reinforce my resolve to never go there.
 
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What the root reason is for doing this in T&C, I have no idea. But it does reinforce my resolve to never go there.


I've seen the speculation about money, but you don't have to be an economist to figure out that the negative impact of even a few people per week changing plans to avoid T&C is WAY more impactful than any fines they're going to see. And jail - that ain't free either so financially this is a stupid move.

I don't believe any of the conspiracy BS either, but someone in T&C leadership has seemingly a serious hard-on for attacking Americans and making examples of them it seems. Reasons unclear I'd say. Actual reasons.



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There is obviously some intention in T&C to catch Americans. The last guy was getting onto a cruise ship.
If he was actually up the gang plank & onboard the cruise ship with his stuff going through the cruise ship's x-ray machine, is the cruise line turning people over to the T&C police if they find 'contraband'? Or are the T&C customs/police running a search on the dock just prior to boarding?


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It would be nice if we used a naval task force to get the Americans out of this "island paradise". But protecting Americans from draconian punishments for minor crimes in foreign countries seems to be out of style, lets try this:
Prohibit Americans from traveling there. Like we once did with the Cubans. Let their tourism economy take the hit.


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Let their tourism economy take the hit.


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^^^ Wow.

Screw that little nothing so-called "country."


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I wonder how this tiny banana republic wanna-be would react if they stated receiving anonymous packages that contain just 1 single 22 LR cartdridge....what about empties ?? Big Grin


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Insanity.


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WOW Royal Caribbean security found the bullets upon reboarding and turned their own passenger over to TCI police? Screw Royal Caribbean cruise line!
 
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I wonder how this tiny banana republic wanna-be would react if they stated receiving anonymous packages that contain just 1 single 22 LR cartdridge....what about empties ?? Big Grin
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If you really want to be that damn foolish in public, do it elsewhere. No, I don't think you would actually do something like that, but you are playing with fire, suggesting publicly that you might do something like that. This is not the way to obtain satisfaction in this matter.

What we can do is to make as many Americans as possible aware of that country's attitude towards us.

To that end, read my previous comments in this thread. I'll be having a phone call with Dave tomorrow and I will have additional information of things now going on behind the scenes, and we will begin to move forward with efforts to get the word out. Many people will be indifferent, and with the screwed-up nature of the world as it is these days, apathy about this is not surprising.

If the attitudes of the authorities in T&C bother you and you feel compelled to do something, spread the word. Tell your family and your friends and ask them to tell their friends. If appropriate, mention this matter on other websites if you can, and ask people on this sites to spread the word.

One ripple in the pond may reach someone who might otherwise make a life-changing mistake. Make as many ripples as you can. Tourism is the life's blood of T&C, and Americans constitute the majority of that tourism.

These foreign imprisonments have happened to some of our friends here and upended their lives for a time, and so, we feel it at a deeper level than merely reading about these injustices, so, when they keep happening, we feel them deeply and have an understanding of what our fellow Americans are going through, better than others. We can use this as impetus to spread the word.

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We made a cruise stop in T&C in March. Didn't get off of the boat. Not because of the ammunition issues, although I was cognizant of them. Mainly because I'm a old white bald guy and getting sun scorched on that treeless sandbar just didn't look like fun.


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Fifth. I assume that's the same woman posted about on May 15, who's details weren't given.




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